Melaka Batek House

Batek producing is actually not Melaka. It’s from the east cost of Malaysia that are Terengganu and Kelantan. The currently opened Melaka Batik House at Melaka International Trade Center is brought to you by Noor Arfa, The reputable name in Malaysia Batik Industry. Nor Arfa already have 15 batik outlet Nation Wide. Melaka Batek House will try to bring the batik production live from its parent at Nor Arfa Craft Complex at Kuala Terengganu. That means hand batik printing like tjanting and wax block printing. So this Melaka Batek House is aim to be a Batek Centre in West coast not to mention to take the share of tourist in Melaka as Tourism is Melaka cup of tea.

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— asmaliana


Now many hotel are creating new and creative package to attract occupant. Like Naza Hotel Melaka with it Sleepover at the Museum. Now come Mahkota Parade with Exploraquest. Exploraquest is sort like a team building or outdoor challenge. Team building or outdoor package are common package offered by any hotel but Exploraquest package by Mahkota Hotel is utilizing all the Melaka Heritage Route, the UNESCO Heritage route.

Some of the activities sound interesting like “ENTRAPMENT” where you and your team will play as a crack rescue team. The Challenge is to rescue a hostage. The problem is you will up against some bunch of world class kidnap team. Other package is more like a typical team buildings and treasure hunt. For more complete itinerary about this Exploraquest, click here.

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Fruit Fiesta 2009

July is the best time to enjoy the local fruit such as durian, rambutan, mangosteen, manggo, bananas and others in this fruit season. In Melaka, we organised the Fruit Fiesta 2009 at Taboh Naning on 4-5 July 2009, from 8.00am – 10.00pm. The opening ceremony on 4th July 2009, 2pm by our Melaka Chief Minister. Come & lets makan-makan for free!!!

— asmaliana


Venezuelan Week In Melaka / Malaysia!!!

Have you been to Venezuela? If the answer is not yet…you still have a good opportunity to learn the Venezuelan cultural & heritage…just at Taming Sari Tower, Melaka. This event specially brought by Embassy of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezeula to Melaka. The official launching will be held on 28th June 2009 (Sunday), 8.00pm at Taming Sari Tower by Melaka Chief Minister, YAB Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Ali Bin Rustam. You also invited to join the salsa dancing class, try the Venezuelan food (foc for the food testing), enjoy the movie & photograph & tourist poster exhibition. Dont miss the chance & lets celebrate together. See u there!!!

— asmaliana


The Abdul Company Malacca

The Abdul Company…

Syarikat Abdul is synonym with Jonker Street. Since its establishment in 1920s, now this company has already making its name in for Antique hunter all over Malaysia and from other countries. It is a family business not are at the 3rd generation. So we can consider the company itself is antique. The Abdul shop have 2 premises at Jonker Street.

All the antique items are not only local but also come from many countries around the world like Japan, China, Germany, British and India. Some of the stuff also are not available in its homeland. So what kind of antique here? Diversified from kitchenware to a Old Samurai Sword. Talking about the sword, it has very long history, who knows how many head beheaded by it. It got Wall clock, table top clock and Grandfather clock,Dome lamp, Chandelier, Dutch Lamp. Old nyonya item like Nyonya Belts and Nyonya Food Baskets. This family heirloom things like the nyonya items could reach thousand of $$ because it hard to find nowadays.

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— asmaliana


Dutch descendants of Malacca

Remember Pirates of the Caribbean?

Although the Dutch colony stay longer than the Portuguese in Malacca and many of the building remains are Dutch, there is no specific Dutch Village here like the Portuguese Village at Ujung Pasir. So when the Dutch defeated the Portuguese, they build the Stadhuys Complex, Church and Residential at Hereen Street that still available till today but where are the Dutch Descendants here at Malacca?

Now the Branyo and Farapeira are among Melaka folk dance although the Origin is from Portugal. But I never heard about Dutch culture anywhere here. Well actually the Dutch descendants are exist in this country and they are consider the minority within the minority. They are scattered all over the country and not only centered in Malacca. They maybe the smallest group of Eurasians in Malaysia but the they are descendants of the VOC or Dutch East India Company pioneers who ruled Malacca in 1641 for 16 decades.

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Tomb of the Epic Warrior

Hang Kasturi Mausoleum…

Every civilization have their own Epic Warrior and Melaka have one thick book about a group of warrior that bring Malacca Empire to Glory in 15th Century. The famous story was about five brothers who got great martial art skills and lead by sharp minded Hang Tuah who once saved Sultan Prime Minister from being killed by a group of pirate that runs amok in Malacca town that day. From then, this five brave men taken by Melaka Sultan to work under him. As for the Sharp minded Hang Tuah, Malacca Sultan appointed him as an Admiral. Hang Tuah, as Sultan’s constant aide, accompanying the king to all official visit or voyage to other country and manage to defeat all who want to fight him. As a warriors tale, it also have magic and mystic influence. Like Hang Tuah have a Malay dagger that can make him untouchable by any iron.

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— asmaliana

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